I must begin with a confession: I am not a grandmother or even a mother. I am a never-been-married woman who came of age on a college campus in the 70s waving banners (metaphorically) that proclaimed, “Adam was a rough draft!” and “God isn’t dead, He just doesn’t care!”
Forty years later, I realize that only two-thirds of my early philosophy was true: Adam was a rough draft (but then so was Eve) and God certainly isn’t dead. By His compassionate grace, He corrected my deadly error through the transforming light that came with the understanding that God does indeed care very much about everything in His creation. The Lord cares for the grass and the birds (Matthew 6:25-33). He counts the hairs on our heads (Luke 12:7) and knows how often we stand up and sit down (Psalm 139:2). So we can be assured that He cares about lost keys, faulty plumbing, and unpaid bills.
Grammas’ Guide to the Universe is meant to serve as a perpetual reminder that in the harried moments of life we can always reach out to the God who cares. It may seem like standing in front of a clogged toilet is not the time or place for systematic theology, but I believe that is sometimes when we need it the most.
I first learned that lesson from A.W. Tozer. In chapter one of The Knowledge of the Holy, he says that “the man who comes to a right belief about God is relieved of ten thousand temporal problems.” I am not saying that thinking true thoughts about God will miraculously change our circumstances, but rather that it can miraculously adjust our hearts to make it possible for us to rejoice in Him when we face trials of any kind (James1:2).
If that is the way you would like to live your life, I invite you to become part of Grammas’ Guide.